Happy Friday – enjoy your weekend…
Get your publications, call for papers, announcements and events to me (Anna) by COB Wednesday for publication on Friday.
Very sadly we have had to cancel the seminar scheduled for this coming Wednesday (4th August). We hope to reschedule the discussion with Peter Edwards and Yves Rees to later in the year.
Dr Helen Young will be presenting on 11th August, with zoom details to be circulated shortly. PhD candidate Jacqui Baker will be presenting on 25th August.
Victoria Duckett has published an article entitled ‘Celebrating Transgressive Celebrity: Sarah Bernhardt’ in The Art of Being Dangerous (2021, Leuven University Press). Victoria has also co-edited Guglielmo Giannini: Uomo di Spettacolo (Edizioni di pagina, Bari; in the series visioni teatrali, directed by Franco Perelli, 2021). This collection is associated with the international conference Deakin and the University of Milan (La Statale) hosted in November 2020 (Guglielmo Giannini: Entertainment and Political Activism). Prior to the conference, and across a 5 year period, they collected and digitized materials, building an Omeka archive at Deakin (Guglielmo Giannini: A digital archive of Theatre, Film, Entertainment and Political Activism).
PhD candidate Heather Brown has an article forthcoming in vol. 50 of Children’s Literature entitled ‘Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass Series: A Fantasy of Emancipation’. It argues that the anti-victim rhetoric in the series reflects the paradox of the postfeminist empowerment discourse which paradoxically increases the burden of responsibility on women and reinstates victim-blaming.
Editorial Information Session (ABR)
12th August, 10.30am (online)
The Australian Book Review is offering a Editorial Information Session for people interested in contributing to the ABR. The ABR pay for everything they publish. Join the ABR editors on Thursday, August 12 for a one-hour editorial information session. Those interested will need to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Holbrook will be giving the HCV Annual Lecture – ‘I don’t hold a hose, mate’: Power and sentiment in the Australian Federation on the 21st October.
There are two new articles up on the APH website this week. One is a review by Joshua Black (ANU) of The New Academic: How to Write, Present and Profile Your Amazing Research to the World. And the other is an article by Jon Piccini (ACU) about the the forgotten Australian veterans who opposed National Service and the Vietnam War.
International Symposium on Public Health
9 November 2021
APH and CHRG are delighted to host a stellar group of academics and policy experts from across the world to discuss public health policy from historical, policy and international perspectives. Speakers will examine the place of public health care in the public imaginations of Australians, Canadians, Britons and Americans. Registrations will open soon, and more information is available here.
Journal of Applied History Seeks Submissions
The Journal of Applied History, published by Brill, welcomes articles on a wide range of subjects using an Applied History approach. Information about the journal and how to submit an article is available here. The journal would be grateful if members of the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin could share this information with other faculty, their networks, and advanced graduate students. Please direct any questions to CHRG affiliate Nathaniel Moir at email@example.com
Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Four Paul Bourke Award recipients are selected each year by members of the Academy’s Panel Committees, on the basis of excellence in scholarly publication, academic prizes, presentation at leading conferences and contribution to public policy. Nominations due 31 August 2021.
Call for Paper Reminders
Pacific Histories Association Conference, University of South Pacific, Suva
17 – 20 November 2021
Individual paper proposals for the 2021 PHA Biennial conference, ‘In Their Own Words’ are now open. Given the COVID-19 situation in Fiji, the conference will be held entirely online. Please note that sessions will not be recorded and only papers presented in person (face-to-face or online) will be accepted. More details here.